• Course Code
  • AHC31416
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Part Time
  • Duration
  • 8 months
  • Starting Date
  • February 2020
  • Location
  • Forestec
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Course Overview

Have you always loved the great outdoors? You can play your part in protecting Mother Nature when you choose a career in Conservation and Land Management. This qualification will give you specialist training in biodiversity conservation, restoration ecology, taking assessments of natural environments, and more.

A Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in increasingly important sectors, such as fauna habitat management, mine site rehabilitation, bushland fire management, and ecological restoration. Wherever your passion lies, you’ll play your part in conserving our planet.

The qualification is delivered 3 -4 days a week from the Forestec Campus, Kalimna West.

Units are delivered in block format and run over 3 – 4 weeks. Whilst there is classroom based learning the majority of this course is undertaken in the field. All excursion costs are covered, participants only need to supply their own food, drink and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Completion of qualification is approximately 7 months

Industry tickets included in this course are:

  • Chemical users course
  • Operate a 4x4 (participants must have a manual car licence)
  • Cross cut chainsaw ticket


3 days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am-4.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III Conservation and Land Management.

Career Opportunities

Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife roles, natural area management, project firefighters

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Interest in a career in the natural resource industry

Limitations to entry

  • LLN results


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

  • Suitable clothing
  • footwear for field trips

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Forestec course units
AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply Chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCNAR307 Read and interpret maps
AHCPMG309 Apply pest animal control techniques
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR306 Conduct photography for fieldwork
FWPCOT3259 Operate A Four Wheel Drive On Unsealed Roads
FWPCOT2239 Trim And Cut Felled Trees
AHCWRK311 Conduct Site Inspections
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
AHCPCM303 Identify Plant Specimens
AHCLPW306 Undertake Sampling And Testing Of Water
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals


Competence is determined through practical based activities.

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